The incidence of hysterectomy, uterus-preserving procedures and recurrent treatment in the management of uterine fibroids
2015 (English)In: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, ISSN 0301-2115, E-ISSN 1872-7654, Vol. 194, 147-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of hysterectomy and uterus-preserving procedures (UPPs) among women with uterine fibroids (UFs) and the incidence of further procedures after a UPP.
STUDY DESIGN: This was an observational study using a primary care database, The Health Improvement Network (THIN). Women in THIN with UFs aged 15-54 years between January 2000 and December 2009 were eligible for study. The UPPs examined were myomectomy, endometrial ablation (EA) and uterine artery embolization (UAE). Using Read codes, women were followed up until one of the following was met: there was a record of hysterectomy or UPPs, they died or the study ended (end of 2010).
RESULTS: The cumulative incidence of hysterectomy or UPPs was 23.6% at 1 year, and 40.9% after the follow-up period (median 3.6 years). At the end of the follow-up period, the cumulative incidences of hysterectomy, myomectomy, EA and UAE were 33.0%, 3.9%, 6.4% and 1.9%, respectively. For women initially treated with a UPP, the cumulative incidence of second procedures was 11.5% at 1 year. At the end of the follow-up period (median 2.7 years), the cumulative incidence of further procedures was 26.1%, and the cumulative incidences of women undergoing hysterectomy, myomectomy, EA and UAE were 19.0%, 4.3%, 3.4% and 1.4%, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: Women considering UPPs for the management of UFs should be made aware that the incidence of further treatments is high, with hysterectomy being the most frequent procedure undergone.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 194, 147-152 p.
RTW, long-term sick leave, sickness benefit, cognitive intervention approach, co-operation
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-270497DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2015.08.034ISI: 000365057800029PubMedID: 26407334OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-270497DiVA: diva2:889893